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6 Tips for Painting Your Kitchen Cabinets

Painting kitchen cabinets can be a cost-effective way to upgrade your kitchen. However, this painting process does require a lot of prep work and patience. If you are thinking about painting your kitchen cabinets, there are numerous steps that should be taken. Check out these six tips below to learn how to expertly paint your kitchen cabinets.

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1. Clean Your Cabinets Before You Start Painting

Paint won't stick to dirty or greasy cabinets. Before you start painting, make sure to use a dedicated grease remover to clean off any grease and ensure a clean surface.

2. Remove and Organize All the Hardware

When painting cabinets, you will need to remove hardware like hinges and door handles. In addition, when you remove the hardware, make sure to note exactly where each piece goes. This will make it much easier when you are putting your cabinets back together.

3. Make Sure to Sand Surfaces

Before painting, make sure to sand the surfaces you want to paint. Sanding will provide the proper painting surface and allow for better adhesion.

4. Use an Oil-Based Primer

Make sure to use an oil-based primer on cabinets instead of a water or latex-based primer. An oil-based primer will not discolor white or lighter colored cabinets over time and will also create a better surface for paint to adhere to.

5. Choose the Right Paint

It’s important to use a durable interior enamel paint that’s specifically formulated for cabinets and trim. We suggest using a gloss or semi-gloss paint as well. It will stand up to daily use and is easier to clean.

6. Use the Proper Technique

There are several techniques to use when painting kitchen cabinets. The best technique is to use a paint sprayer to ensure an even coating and coverage. Other good techniques include:

  • Paint with a mini roller
  • Make sure to follow the wood grain when painting
  • Use a foam brush to add paint between interior and exterior panels, then smooth out with your mini roller

Need Help Painting Your Kitchen Cabinets? Call Major Painting today!

If you need your kitchen cabinets repainted and want to make sure it's expertly done, contact our expert residential painters at Major Painting today! We can have your kitchen looking like new with the perfect coat of paint in no time!

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